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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a few days at the Rusacks hotel St Andrews . We had a recently refurbished room overlooking the old course and it was beautiful . The food in the One Under Gastro pub was excellent . The main reason I am doing this review is that the staff were all excellent . A special mention has to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the third time I've stayed in St Andrews and the Rusacks is by far and away the best accommodation I've stayed in. If you are a golf fan the views from our room are unparalleled any were in the world. If not then they are still something you would never tire of. We had the luck of staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just had a delightful stay at the rusacks hotel with my three friends,we found the hotel very welcoming and found the staff very informative when we asked about the local area.we also enjoyed a full scottish breakfast overlooking the famous golf course the dining room was most inviting.the hotel lounge area was also very interesting with all the paintings of... More

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This very historic hotel overlooks the Olde Course in St. Andrews. We enjoyed everything EXCEPT being on the road side of the hotel! Very noisy and loud. It was hot and humid (believe it or not) when we were there so we had to open our windows for cool air and the noise was keeping us awake. If you get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a one night 2 day visit to St Andrews. Would highly recommend a visit to this hotel. Staff very professional but warm & friendly with it. Hotel itself very clean & comfortable & the cooked breakfast was delicious. Would definitely stay at the Rusack again & would recommend it to anyone visiting St Andrews.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a short break in St Andrews, such a beautiful town. Very close to shops, bars and restaurants. Not forgetting the world famous golf course, Castle, cathedral & aquarium. The hotel itself is just lovely, think rooms have not long been refurbished, was spot on! Very comfortable night. Had dinner in the gastro pub, very generous portions, the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been staying at the MacDonald Rusacks Hotel probably twice a year for some 7 years and gradually I have noticed a decline in service and value for money. Indeed, I have previously written very positive reviews for The Rusacks but having spent 3 nights over graduation week at £400 per night I feel that I should make my... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

8 of us stayed at MacDonald Rusacks Hotel as part of our golf experience of a lifetime in St.Andrews. The golf of course was awesome, but I must say that the MacDonald Rusacks Hotel was awesome as well. Every person that we engaged with on staff was friendly and so helpful. The food was great. The rooms were clean and... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Firstly thank you for your kind words. Our team work tirelessly to make our guests fell welcome and that they experience not only a hotel in a great location but a friendly helpful hotel full of people who care. I will pass on your words to the team and hopefully we will see you back in the future.... More

Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed at the Rusacks during a golf outing from the States. An absolutely first class hotel with an amazing location next to the 18th fairway of St. Andrew's Old Course. WoW just Wow!!! It's all about location and the hotel's staff was always attentive and very accommodating. Starting with Melissa at the front desk to the wait staff in the... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your"first class" thoughts regarding your stay with us at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. I have always said that its nice to work in a great looking hotel but its the Staff that make it great and we are lucky enough to have some of the best. I will make sure your kind words... More

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We are Golfers so to have a room with views over The Old Course 18th and 1st is just about Golfer Heaven. We had the Seve Ballesteros room - very luxurious en suite, tasteful comfortable furnishings and bedding and a view to die for - booked via Links Golf Tours. Hotel staff are very attentive. Hotel has the best of... More

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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your thought of your stay with us on Tripadvisor. Its great to hear you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed the surroundings and location. Our bedrooms were only refurbished last year and done in a way were it feel's modern and contemporary but with a feel that fits... More

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Address: Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Rusacks St Andrews
Hotel Macdonald Rusacks
Rusacks Hotel
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland

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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Overlooking the world famous Old Course, you can indulge in a round or simply watch others tee'ing off from our comfortable R Bar. Our award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town. ... more   less 
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